The Tuvalu HIES 2016 report is the first official output from the Tuvalu 2015/2016 HIES. The objective of the report is to present the main statistical tables, focusing on Household (HH) income and expenditure, and to provide a summary of the survey procedures and results.
The report provides an overview of the 2015/2016 HIES, including the sampling strategy (Section 2), and the economic context of Tuvalu (Section 3). Following this is a series of chapters reporting the statistical tables, with a brief synopsis that summarises the tables and highlights main areas for policy formation. The chapters include:
- Section 4: Household expenditure
- Section 5: Household income
- Section 6: Population profile and HH characteristics
- Section 7: Additional analysis
Section 7 – is inclusive of: a) the comparison of the results of the 2015/2016 HIES with the real values from the 2010 HIES; a description of intermediate expenditure; and an analysis of the distribution of income and expenditure in Tuvalu.
It is important to note this report is not the sole output from the HIES as the data have many applications. For example, in the rebasing of the CPI, updating the HH consumption component of gross domestic product, to assess the incidence of poverty in Tuvalu and in thematic research to guide policy formation.